The left has, predictably, turned on the NRA and blamed them for the mass murder in Las Vegas, throwing around words like “terrorist organization” that they never apply to organizations like CAIR or #Antifa that actually support terrorism. More specifically, they are using attacks on the NRA to raise funds from the naïve dupes that support leftist Democrat groups.
I’m thankful there is an NRA; the wealth and electoral clout of the NRA is the only reason the Republican Party didn’t knuckle under to Obama’s Gun Control agenda the way they knuckled under on everything else Obama wanted.
My thing is, I don’t trust the gun control groups who claim they only want to tighten restrictions a little bit, because they lie. They are lying about suppressors (claiming they will make guns silent and unpossible to detect.) They lie in their statistics about “children” being killed by guns by counting gang bangers in their late teens/early twenties as “children.” They lie when they claim you can easily and legally buy automatic weapons without a background check.
Since they lie about all this stuff, I can only assume they are lying about their agenda. I think they ultimately want to outlaw the private ownership of firearms; incrementally, or in one swoop if they get control of the Supreme Court. Besides which, we already have pretty strict background checks and other limits already in place. Besides which, we’ve already seen in New York, California, New Jersey, and DC the types of restrictions they really want to put in place; and we know those are just down-payment until they can get the Supreme Court and negate the Second Amendment. Some of them are open about their agenda, those ones, I believe because expressing their intent openly is not helpful to the cause.
And let’s be honest, the real reason the left hates the NRA is because the NRA helps get Republicans elected. It’s not about “saving lives,” it’s about saving Democrat senate and house seats.